Biden To Issue First Pardons, Including Former Secret Service Agent

Biden To Issue First Pardons, Including Former Secret Service Agent


President Joe Biden will issue his first pardons on Tuesday to three people, including a former Secret Service agent, and will reduce the sentences of 75 others to mark the start of Clemency and Second Chance Month.

The effort focuses attention on reducing sentences for non-violent drug crimes ahead of the nation’s November midterm elections.

“Today, I am pardoning three people who have demonstrated their commitment to rehabilitation and are striving every day to give back and contribute to their communities,” Biden said in a statement on Tuesday.

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“I am also commuting the sentences of 75 people who are serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses, many of whom have been serving on home confinement during the COVID-pandemic—and many of whom would have received a lower sentence if

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